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Bird of the Week: Gray Catbird

By February 7, 2013

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Birders who love cats can't help but love this week's featured bird - the gray catbird has a remarkable "mew" call reminiscent of a plaintive kitten. This bird also mimics other bird calls, nighttime frogs, machinery and more, giving it a wide range of vocalizations that make up its complex songs. That complexity is a sharp contrast to its relatively plain and simple plumage, but put together, this bird is the whole package.

Have you seen - or heard - the gray catbird? Share your experiences in the comments!

Gray Catbird
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